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NISMO : 2010 Nissan Frontier | Accessories | Nissan USA
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Which is better? NISMO is obviously cheaper and is a Nissan part. They look like the same thing as well. Maybe the filter at the end is different.

Wouldn't a dealer have to install such a mod because it could void your warranty if you did it yourself or some small shop did?


Anyone know anything about this? I read people gain good performance increases from these and it is the cheapest way to do so, along with a Hypertech programmer. Both combined supposedly give you optimum performance and about 3 more MPG (2 for the intake and 1 for the programmer).
 

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the K&N intakes really hurt low end. i had one of the plastic ones and hated it. replaced it with a volant after a few months. The Nismo is not a Nissan part it is built by AEM and sold under the Nimso R-tune name. Ie a dealer could be a dick and void your motor warranty but keep your stock intake around so if you have a problem you can swap it back in.

The Nismo/AEM is third in the available intakes for the gen 2s

the Injen is a very strong second very good intake best fit and finish out there.

volant for power is the leader. the sealed box and ram air horn make great power can also run a snorkel/seal the box for offroading.

just my .02
 

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Just an FYI, a metal intake heats up quicker then a plastic one so the metal ones may not be the best choices.

If you are only considering the Nismo and K/N, then go with the cheaper one since they both do the same thing and fail in the same way (heat shield has a tendency of breaking).
 

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i like my Nismo intake, only notice better throttle response in the mid-range. However, no improvement in gas mileage at all =(
 

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volant

Volant 126406 at AutoAnything

Here is the Volant for Frontier ($300), but it states only for 2008.

It seems that it would work for a 2009 as well?

What kind of increase would you gain from this?
 

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I think the new volant is coming out soon but it should work just fine motor didn't change
 

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warranty?

Would installing an volant intake void the warranty or potentially cause mechanical problems? (I'd figure if it is such a good thing, nissan would have done it stock...)
 

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MPG should not change either +/- with just an intake! With more air going in that just means more air has gotta go out to see any benefits! Exhaust mods should be done with an intake to see any sort of bebefits.
Yeah. I pretty much abandoned the idea of getting a CAI and exhaust. It will cost too much and will not be worth the benefit.... plus I spoke with my deal and they said doing either can potentially void your Nissan warranty.

Every time warranty work is done, the dealer files it to Nissan. If Nissan doesn't agree, the dealer is responsible; thus, dealers are careful about doing work on modded vehicles and performance mods are generally a red flag.

Though I think it would be awesome to get a CAI and exhaust......
 

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to void your warranty the dealer must prove by law that the modfaction is the direct cause of the failure. Know your rights man its a federal law.
 

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More air in means more fuel in to maintain the right AF ratio which means less mileage when you are opening the throttle but it may improve at steady load. It's not like the old days where a carb couldn't compensate and an intake just leaned you out.....

Also, you will pick up power when you fix the biggest restriction and if it's the intake, the exhaust doesn't matter.
 
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